First time Lana del Rey was in Madrid, I can’t say I’m a big fan of her but I really liked some of the songs in her first record so I made a last time decision to go. I was lucky to get a ticket from a fan I found on twitter for face value (the tickets were selling by a hundred euros by scalpers, and I was not going to pay that for sure).
As I arrived early to the venue and I had my kindle fully charged I decided to stay in the line… this was my first shock of the night… was I at the wrong venue? were did all these “believers” type of fans coming from?! I didn’t know either that Lana was such a big gay icon…
I entered soon to the venue and could get to my usually spot (far from the first rows without much problems), and I got my gear ready… The opening band (Kassidy) was really nice, I didn’t know them at all but I enjoyed their short set. And then chaos appeared… I wasn’t ready for those crazy fans screaming like crazies when Lana came on stage… I thought I was at a One Direction gig or something very similar… Lana herself was amazing, really tonight beautiful.
As for the show itself, I really enjoyed some of the songs (although too much singalongs in the most popular hits) but the overall sensation was of boredom… At some points Lana just went to the front rows to sign records and posters to the fans… the last song (National Anthem) was the most anticlimactic show closer EVER!!! she sang the song went back to the first line for a long 10 minutes to sign autographs while the band were just jamming over and over again the same melody, she then came back, said goodbye, the band kept playing for another couple of minutes and that was it… A couple of girls even came to me and asked if the show had finished…
All in all, a show not up to the expectations and I should have listened to my girl and stayed at home (I had to tell her it was amazing when I got home =)
The sound of the recording is not really good, and I doubt I will come back to it ever again, maybe when I’m old and reviewing all of them, but I suppose some die hard fans will enjoy it so that’s what I’m uploading it. Feel free to make a comment and let me know what you think.
Lana del Rey
La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
May 09, 2013
Equipment: CMC-8 > CA-9200 > Sony PCM-10 (24 bit) > Adobe Audition (downsample and raise levels) > YOU
- Body Electric
- Blue Jeans
- Born To Die
- Gods And Monsters
- Blue Velvet (Tony Bennett cover)
- Without You
- Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
- Young and Beautiful
- Intermission (Ride Video Interlude)
- Summertime Sadness
- Burning Desire
- Video Games
- National Anthem
Download the Complete show [MP3].
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